As a premiere residential roofing contractor, we understand that your home is your largest asset. We strive to protect your home with resilient roofs that withstand the elements that we experience each year here in Hampton Roads. Whether your home needs a new roof, annual maintenance, or repair Integrity Building and Restoration Services is your “go to” contractor.
We are a Master Shingle Contractor certified by CertainTeed, one of America’s leading roofing materials manufacturers. We are also GAF contractors. Our installation crews are licensed, insured, and bonded so you and your property are protected while we are on site.
More Than Just Shingles
Today’s modern roofing materials are designed to be part of a “roofing system.” All “slope” roofs have five basic components:
Shingles, tile, slate or metal and underlayment that protect the sheathing from weather.
Boards or sheet material that are fastened to roof rafters to cover a house or building.
Rafters and trusses constructed to support the sheathing.
Sheet metal or other material installed into a roof system’s various joints and valleys to prevent water seepage.
A roof system’s design features, such as shape, slope and layout that affect its ability to shed water.
Choosing A Roof System
There are a number of things to consider when selecting a new roof system. Of course, cost and durability head the list, but aesthetics and architectural style are important, too. The right roof system for your home or building is one that balances these five considerations.
Here in Hampton Roads Asphalt Shingles are what we see installed most frequently. Asphalt Shingles have undergone significant changes in recent years with fiberglass reinforced products dominating the market.
- Organic shingles consist of a cellulose-fiber (i.e., wood) base that is saturated with asphalt and coated with colored mineral granules.
- Fiberglass shingles consist of a fiberglass mat, top-and-bottom layers of asphalt, and mineral granules.
A shingle’s reinforcement has little effect on its appearance. Organic and fiberglass products are available in laminated (architectural) grades that offer a textured appearance. Zinc or copper-coated ceramic granules also can be applied to organic or fiberglass products to protect against algae attack, a common problem in warm, humid areas like Virginia. Both types of shingles also are available in a variety of colors.
Other roofing materials include tile, slate, and synthetic products. Depending on the architectural style of your home one of these materials might be more appropriate.
At Integrity Building and Restoration Services we have extensive experience with a wide variety of roof systems. Let us answer your questions and suggest the best and most cost efficient solution for your home’s roof.
Schedule A Free Roof Inspection
Damage to your roof is difficult to see from the ground. If you notice torn or missing shingles, wind-curled shingles (particularly near the edges of the roof), loose flashing around a chimney or skylight, or just want to be reassured that your homes roof is intact give us a call at 757-630-6641 to schedule a free inspection.
Frequently we find that a relatively minor repair is all that is required. In the case where a roof replacement is necessary we will work with your insurance company to process a claim. We also have home improvement financing available through GreenSky.
A leading cause of a shortened roof life is improper ventilation of the attic space. During the summer months heat buildup in this area can easily reach 120°. Over time these seasonal heat and cold cycles will weaken a roof system.
It is important never to block off sources of roof ventilation, such as louvers, ridge vents or soffit vents, even in winter. Proper attic ventilation will help prevent structural damage caused by moisture, increase roofing material life, reduce energy consumption and enhance the comfort level of the rooms below the attic.
In many cases, a simple and cost-effective solution is to install proper fans in the attic. As a part of any roof inspection we analyze the ventilation and insulation in the crawl space, and if fans are needed we will we include this in our proposal.